Start a guided meditation with Headspace


We've paused sending Briefing emails to make some improvements. You can still access the Viva Insights Outlook add-in or Viva Insights app in Teams for key functionality until this service resumes. For more information about this change, refer to Briefing pause.

In the Headspace section of the Briefing email, you can launch a guided meditation to start your day grounded and focused.

Before you can use Headspace, you need access to Viva Insights in Microsoft Teams. See Discover the Viva Insights app for details.


Headspace is currently available only to you if your Outlook or Exchange Online language is set to English. Additional languages will be supported soon.

Start a guided meditation

  1. In the Headspace section of a Briefing email, select Start meditating or select the Play button to open Headspace within the Viva Insights Teams app (if you're using a computer) or in Teams Mobile (if you're on a mobile device).

    Headspace card

    Before Teams opens, you might see a message about the "site is trying to open Microsoft Teams." If prompted to "always allow to open links of this type in the associated app," you can select Open or Cancel. To continue to Teams and Headspace, select Open.

    Headspace in Teams

  2. To start the meditation, select the Play button for Headspace to open it.

To learn more about other guided meditation resources in the Viva Insights Teams app, see Mindfulness content from Headspace.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. What is Headspace?

A1. The Headspace app gives you a curated set of guided meditations and Focus music that you can play to start your day more centered and grounded, relax your mind before a big presentation, or find focus before starting an important project. In just a few minutes a day, meditation and mindfulness with Headspace can help you decrease stress and increase focus.

Q2. Where can I get more information about meditation and other best practices?

A2. Check out Headspace app's Questions about meditation.

Briefing email overview